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Orchard Grove Community Church

Youth Pastor

Orchard Grove Community Church
Walled Lake, Michigan, United States

Date Posted: 08/18/2011
Categories: Young Adult Pastor - Youth Pastor
Denominations: Not Applicable
Church Size: 751 to 1000
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

JOB TITLE: Youth Pastor

JOB SUMMARY: Orchard Grove Community Church in Walled Lake, Michigan, is seeking a high-energy individual to serve as a full-time Youth Pastor for our middle school and high school ministries. This person will be responsible for organizing and directing a team of leaders (staff and volunteer) to reach the maximum number of students in the community, and to help these students find and follow Christ. Duties include: leading and organizing effective youth programs through meaningful Biblical teaching, partnering with senior pastor and parents to ensure program’s success, directing youth outreach and pastoral events, providing individual spiritual guidance, and occasionally serving as member of pastoral team in adult worship center.


Strong motivational skills and high energy level
Solid leader, capable of engaging students in Biblical teachings
Exhibits creativity in planning and directing youth programs
Excellent communicator, with strong verbal and writing skills
Ability to build solid relationships with youth, parents, community
Possess basic organizational skills and knowledge of budgets
Experience in “understanding” students without “being one”
Degree in Bible study/youth ministry desirable; not required
Musical background and speaking experience helpful


Expand and direct current middle school and senior high ministries
Lead weekly high school service; oversee middle school service
Recruit, train and lead salaried and volunteer staff
Develop effective annual youth ministry plans with senior pastor
Provide spiritual counseling for youth on “as needed” basis
Partner with pastor, parents to develop community outreach programs
Develop and oversee youth ministry budget
Organize and lead special youth events (mission trips, Bible camps)
Serve as member of senior pastor’s executive team
Serve as guest speaker to assist senior pastor in adult worship service
Embrace and support church mission & goals as active member

REPORTS TO: Senior Pastor

SALARY: Commensurate with experience

ABOUT US: Orchard Grove Community Church is a non-denominational, contemporary Christian church serving approximately 800 worshippers every week in southeastern Michigan. We are a Christ-centered, Bible-based church that exists to “Help People Find and Follow Christ.” Our calling is: to honor God, to grow spiritually, to serve and support each other, and to reach out to our world. Candidates should forward a cover letter, photo, and full resume to: and visit our website at to learn more about us.